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Quotes on success

Definition of success
Having your own goals and achieving them, not necessarily going after the biggest and beating them.

About why we should aim for success
1.The tassel's worth the hassle!
2.The future is that time when you'll wish you'd done what you aren't doing now
3.Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us
4.Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
5.Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
6.If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've never been in bed with a mosquito
7.Happiness is our right
8.The "Game" is on [whether we like it or not]

How to be successful
1.Nothing happens unless first we dream
2.To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail
3.When things go wrong, don't go wrong with them
4.You will find the key to success under the alarm clock
5.Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
6.Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow
7.Don't be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond
8.Be smart [see section below]
9.Seek the best of what you see on your journey [through life]
10.Pain is a constant. Either it is with you or against you. It must be embraced!
11.Live life as a play - Plato

What keeps us from success?
1.A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits
2.The company you keep will determine the trouble you meet
3.You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure
4.Falling down doesn't make you a failure; but staying down does
5.I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody

About the person on the path of success
1.Enthusiasm is contagious. It's difficult to remain neutral or indifferent in the presence of a positive thinker
2.Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind
3.Sports do not build character. They reveal it

About Competition
1.Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will
2.Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity
3.The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss
4.Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference

What is smart?
1.Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity
2.The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits
3.It is better to be silent and considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt
4.Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't
5.Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway
6.It's what you learn after you know it all that counts
7.No one can be free who does not work for the freedom of others

About teachers
1.A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary


  1. please explain more about your sentence about teachers

  2. I think what is meant is that the teacher "teaches" the student enough for the student to continue to learn on his own [without the furthur help of the teacher].


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